Janine Friedman Farmingdale, New York
Executive Coach, Leadership Coach, Career Coach
BS, MS, Certified Coach/Trainer - The Leadership Challenge, Certified Life Coach - Coach Training Alliance
• Are you a leader who is looking for new and evidence-based ways to inspire and engage your team?
• Are you ready to face your work challenges head-on?
• Do you want to learn how to apply for your next promotion or attack a challenging work assignment with confidence and excitement?
• Are you ready to get a better handle on your work stress so that you can improve your career, your health, your relationships and the overall quality of your life?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, I can help. I’ll draw upon my 20+ years of experience helping employees and leaders succeed in a variety of industries (tech, healthcare, financial services, engineering, banking, transportation, government, non-profit) to bring out your very best.
As a coach, I believe that you are the expert in your life and it is my job to draw that expertise out with the right kinds of powerful, clarifying questions. From there, I will listen, provide perspective, support and accountability all aimed at helping you close the gap between where you are and where you want to be.
I have spent my career helping coachees overcome obstacles, blind spots and limiting thoughts so that they can achieve what they set out to do in their careers and lives.
I believe that leadership is a skill that can be learned. As a certified leadership coach, I can help you clarify your values and fine-tune your leadership philosophy. I will coach you on the five practices of exemplary leadership so you can increase both your competence and confidence as a leader.
In addition, I will help you manage your stress and emotions so you can cultivate a positive energy level and mindset. As a leader, you set the tone for your team, so I will help you develop strategies and habits to help you be the best role model possible.
I am a certified in leadership, laser and life coaching and hold an MSILR from Cornell University and a BS in Psychology from Binghamton Univeristy
15 reviews (1 verified) (5.0)
JF is an experienced professional who listens with her head and heart. She is able to seamlessly guide her client towards attaining an identifiable goal in a very short time.Robin guttman
CJL Senior Manager, Global Product Operations I reached out to Janine Friedman, Executive Coach of Choice Training And Coaching Solutions, https://www.choicetrainingandcoaching.com/, 6 months ago because I was embarking on a brand-new career path in a leadership role in a new organization and to be honest, I was quite anxious and I understood that taking on a new work challenge would require a new level of support. Janine responded quickly and within a day we had our preliminary coaching session booked for the following week. My first impressions of Janine were positive, her High Level of Intelligence and 25 years as an Executive Leadership Coach manifested immediately and continues to remain present in our weekly sessions. Janine is down to earth and displayed a level of presence that I had not experienced in the past. I recognized her positive attitude at the start and her energy was and remains one of her strongest assets as an Executive Leadership Coach. But what made the most memorable impact in our first meeting was her honesty and courage, she challenged my programming and limiting beliefs in our first meeting and continues to do so today by asking thought provoking questions, and her timing was spot on, she did not miss a beat the first time we met, and her consistency continues to this day. Naturally, Janine grabbed my attention right out of the gate and as the session progressed, my instincts gravitated towards my desire in establishing an ongoing leadership development plan with Janine. In our first session Janine made two impactful statements that were critical for my success. 1- If you are willing to do the work then coaching will benefit you. 2- I coach the person. Lets start with the first one If you are willing to do the work then coaching will benefit you, personally this is what I needed to hear, I have had the fortunate to have an opportunity to work with great coaches and mentors in my past through sports and music but never an Executive Leadership Coach and after meeting Janine for the first time, I understood that Janine fell right into this bucket. Janines consistently displays a level of passion towards developing her clients into the leaders that they want to become. I have learned that the purpose of a coach is not to make decisions for us, but rather hold us accountable for what we want to improve in our lives and support us on our journey. What makes Janine distinctive, is her innate ability to guide you in challenging your programming and limiting self-beliefs through support and compassion without judgement. Janines coaching has led me to a level of confidence in myself that I didnt realize I wanted to achieve and has made a positive impact on my day-to-day leadership style in the office and at home. The second statement is a testament to Janines flexibility which enables Janines ability to pivot on demand. Janine and I have been through quite a few sessions in which she coaches me on the principles of Flow and Emotional Intelligence and how my programming outside of the office leads to my behaviors which ultimately leads to strengthening my relationship management skills in my leadership role. A good portion of our sessions have been utilized to assist in setting me up with the tools to retrain my brains programming that occur in my daily life through cognitive presence and mindfulness through self-awareness by analyzing past challenges and adjusting in the moment. Janine flexes to the needs of the individual in each session and does so with strong composure and a no complaint attitude. Janine is the leadership coach that I have chosen to have on my sideline as she has guided me into executing a plan to achieve my goals and serves as a supportive coach when we recognize my successes. My gratitude towards Janines character and coaching style is strong. I respect and appreciate Janines dedication in developing passionate impactful leaders and speaking to my experience, this is the path that I have chosen while I continue to work with Janine. Janine inspires hope and teaches me how to persevere through challenges so that I may continue to learn and grow into a passionate impactful leader. I am honored for the opportunity to learn through a supportive Executive Leadership Coach like Janine as the positive changes through Janines coaching are beginning surface. Janine is teaching me that I am only at the starting line; the sky is the limit for my whats next and I appreciate that Janine shares the same excitement as I do towards my future goals. Simply put, your wisdom and humility as a person and an Executive Leadership Coach is unrivaled so much so that you serve as a mentor and positive role model. Our coaching experience has been quite healing for me, and I recognize there have been many positive benefits that I have come away with from the Leadership coaching experience, but the one that surfaces the most is that you show up to every session with positive energy and excitement and I am learning how to draw from your positive energy to find hope and inspiration which happens in every session. Your hard work and passions are present in every interaction that we have and in turn, I strive harder to become a passionate impactful leader. You have taught me that leadership is required both in the office and in everyday life and I am learning how to step up the challenge when opportunities arise. Working with you has been an amazing experience and its only the beginning! Thank you, Janine!CJL
I had a very positive experience with Janine. She has a very relaxed, yet professional office atmosphere where I was able to get in tune with my thoughts and our conversations. Janine is a very confident and experienced coach and I use her recommendations in my every day life for the past few years. I highly recommend anyone that wants to make their life better and to live their best life to give her a call!Liz
Janine Friedman provided me with excellent experiences that allowed me to see more clearly what needed to be done in my business and life in order to create better balance and more success in both areas. Thank you Janine!Chiropractor
“I Just wanted to reach out and thank you for all the help and insight that you’ve provided over our coaching sessions. It’s been an experience that will surely stick with me throughout my life. Thank you!”Matthew Mackay, Strategic Account Manager, Henry Schein
“Janine’s skill as a career coach helped me land my ideal job. She empowered me to realize that it was possible to find a job that would be enjoyable and fulfilling for me and still pay me what I am worth. A job search is always stressful. We worked through ways to manage the stress and Janine helped me bring positive and confident energy to every interview I went on. She helped me to focus on my strengths and realize all that I have to offer any employer. I recommend her to anyone who has recently lost a job and needs support getting through the difficult process of landing a new one. Thank you Janine!”Lance Bravin, Business Relationship Officer, Sterling National Bank
"Janine and I connected from the very beginning. I felt like she understood me and could feel the pain I was feeling from the moment I stepped into her office. She was always present in the sessions, professional but nurturing as well. At times I felt like she was my biggest cheerleader and was just as disappointed as I was, when the big interviews didn't work out, but just like a good cheerleader, she was there to pop back up and helped me see why, that job probably wasn't the best fit for me. While some jobs might have been amazing opportunities, she was able to show me, in a realistic way, why they might not have been right for me. Janine didn't let me harp on the negative emotions, but used my pain for productive energy. I would absolutely recommend Janine to others as she is caring, committed and knowledgeable in her field."Teacher, New York
“Everyone will take away something from this training and become a better person and leader in all aspects of their life. I am sad that it came to an end.”Karen Grimm, CPA and Partner at Farber, Blicht, Eyerman & Herzog
“Janine utilizes her excellent communication skill set to train employees. I have hired her on many occasions to reinforce policies and other workplace issues. I constantly receive very positive feedback regarding her subject expertise and delivery. She has a knack for delivering her message in understandable terms that allow for lasting memorization of the subject matter.”Joeseph Libertelli, Director of Human Resources, Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc.?
"Thank you so much for taking the time to join us at the Legislature! Your training was both insightful and informative, and I know it will have a lasting impact of helping to shape communications and interactions in the future. We have received so much positive feedback and we are so grateful for today's training!"Crystal Berger, Chief of Staff for Legislator Arnold Drucker, District 16
"When I first came to see Janine, I was extremely unhappy with my job and that was effecting all aspects of my life. With her help, I was able to refocus and reprioritize and I feel so much happier. As a result, my relationships with my husband, my kids, and my co-workers have all improved. This was a great experience for me, and I would highly recommend Janine as a coach."R.P., Director, Cablevision
"Janine's skill and experience as a coach comes through in each session. She is always present and on point, letting my agenda lead, not her own. And, she gently guides through what might be in the way of moving forward. I have gotten to a place in this time with Janine I'm not sure I would have had the courage to get to on my own. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone who seeks clarity and progress in their lives. Thank you!"Stephanie L., Attorney
"Janine is very skilled and professional. I was able to identify, define and achieve my goals with her assistance."Thomas, VP Commercial Relationship Manger, Cleveland, OH
"Do you know when you find a really good restaurant and you're afraid to tell people about it, because you may not get a table? I'm hesitant to recommend Janine because I am afraid of "no table". Seriously though, if you need a "guidance counselor" for life, she's perfect for life coaching, career coaching and helping you grow as a person."Julian, Information Architect, Northwell Health, Long Island, NY
“I just wanted to let you know that I have been conducting 1-on-1 meetings with various employees and I met with a few today, one being an older gentleman that has been with us less than a year. Anyway, when I explained to him the reason for our meeting, I noted that I started as manager in January and have been coaching with you for a few months now. His exact words to me were "I assumed you were the manager for years already the way you handle everything". We both agreed that it's obvious my coaching with you has paid off thus far! Thank you again for everything!”John, Hardware Store Manager, Long Island, NY